“Island Hopping’ comes to Kauai

LIHUE —Honolulu Biennial Foundation began a new, neighbor island programming initiative, Island Hopping, on Kauai Thursday night at Galerie 103.

The goal of Island Hopping is to share with a broader audience contemporary artworks from the cultures and continents linked by the Pacific Ocean.

Four video artworks were at Galerie 103 for the one-night event.

“It has always been our goal to serve our neighbor island communities and as we look to the future, HBF will continue to expand upon our neighbor island programming,” said Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, director and co-founder of HBF.

Bruna Stude, Kauai artist and gallery director of Galerie 103, said Honolulu Biennial “has changed everything for Hawaii.”

“It has made us all feel that what we are doing here in these islands is vitally connected and relevant to the contemporary artistic community beyond our shores and created a highly visible platform for our artists, as well as introduced us to new practices from around the Pacific,” she said.

“I think the launch of Island Hopping is an important step to ensure Kauai and other neighbor islands are served and continuously part of the conversation when we think about Hawaii’s contemporary art scene.”

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